Biodiv Sci ›› 2023, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (10): 23245.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2023245

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New taxa of Diptera from China in 2022

Chen Lin1,2,3, Xiaodong Cai2, Liang Wang4,5, Bing Zhang6, Qicheng Yang7, Yanling Wu1, Ding Yang2,*()   

  1. 1. Institute of Life Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia Normal University, Huhhot 010022
    2. College of Plant Protection, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193
    3. Key Laboratory of Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Utilization in Mongolian Plateau for College and University of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Huhhot 010022
    4. Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518004
    5. Key Laboratory of Southern Subtropical Plant Diversity, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518004
    6. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xianyang Normal University, Xianyang, Shaanxi 712000
    7. College of Agriculture and Life Science, Kunming University, Kunming 650214
  • Received:2023-07-06 Accepted:2023-08-23 Online:2023-10-20 Published:2023-09-11
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Aims: The aim of this study is to summarize the new Diptera taxa from China published in 2022.

Methods: In this study, 75 journal publications on new Diptera taxa in 2022 from China were systematically collected and analyzed.

Results: In 2022, a total of 176 new taxa of Diptera from China were published, including 3 new genera and 173 new species, and 46 new taxa were newly recorded from China, including 2 subfamilies, 8 genera, 1 subgenus and 35 species. Additionally, 10 new synonyms and 1 new replacement names were proposed. Families with highest number of newly described species including Empididae, Tachinidae, Chironomidae, Drosophilidae and Phoridae account for 46% of all Diptera. Twenty-seven Chinese provincial-level administration areas contributed to new taxa and records. The number of new species from Yunnan was significantly higher than that in other regions, accounting for 1/3 of the total number of new species published in China. The number of newly recorded species in northern China is higher than that in southern China.

Conclusion: In 2022, some progress has been made in the field of Diptera in China, while the research areas and groups are still uneven, and more attention and support are needed in the future.

Key words: Diptera, new species, new record, new synonyms, China